Borderline personality disorder (BPD) doesn't get a lot of press, but it has been in the headlines this week, all because Megan Fox (star of the Transformers movies and the new movie Jennifer's Body) thinks that she has the disorder. She told Wonderland magazine, ""I basically read every book ever written about Marilyn Monroe. I could end up like that because I constantly struggle with the idea that I think I'm a borderline personality - or that I have bouts of mild schizophrenia."
Unfortunately, this isn't the kind of press BPD needs. Ms. Fox hasn't been diagnosed with BPD by any mental health professional (as far as we know). And she seems to have it confused with psychotic disorders, like schizophrenia. This story just perpetuates more myths about BPD (e.g., it can be self-diagnosed, it is "on the border" of psychosis).